Exercises to Do While Standing for Prolonged Intervals

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If you stand for prolonged intervals, there are a few key exercises that you can do to help pass the time. Find out about exercises that you can do while standing for extended periods of time with help from an experienced personal trainer in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Chris with Live Fit Personal Training out of Kansas City, and today we're going to show you three different exercises that you can use if you have to stand for long periods of time. The first exercise is a body weight squat. So, you're going to start with your feet about shoulder width apart, shoulder width apart, weight on your heels, hands in front and you're going to squat down and then stand all the way back up and extend your hips forward to stretch the hip flexors. Squat again, stand all the way up, extend the hips; there's two, there's three. Do 10 to 15 reps of this exercise. Go ahead and rest. The next exercise is back lunge with the hip flexors stretch. Okay. So, what you're going to do is you're going to stand back and extend your hips and feel a stretch on your back, quad and hip flexor. And then switch; feel the stretch on your left quad and hip flexor. Keep alternating, you can go anywhere from 10 to 20 reps on this exercise. Hands on your hips and you want to keep your core tight and remember to breath. The third exercise is an alternating toe touch to stretch the hamstrings and lower back. You're going to start with feet slightly wider than shoulder width and you're going to bend forward and take your right hand to your left foot and then stand up, then to the left and every time you stand, you want to extend the hips. Again, 10 to 20 reps would be good for this exercise. And those are three exercises you can do if you have to stand for prolonged periods of time.

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